Oct 2, 2012 7:00pm PDT
and pay more for healthcare. >> in some cases doubled and in other cases tripled the percentage nurses would have to pay for their health insurance premium. >> the hospital is aufrg a 2% rate over two years. the nurses want 10%. they say their wages from 47 to $70 an hour are lower than nurses' pay at other bay area hospitals. >> it offends me. it's a shame that they are asking the nursing force, the force that drives this hospital to take reductions and sacrifice patient safety at the bedside. >> a hospital spokeswoman says patient care is not suffering during the strike. the hospital brought in about 150 replacement nurses from around the nation to cover 173 patients this morning. >> we made sure that we had enough nurses to take care of the number of patients that we both anticipate and are currently in the hospital. >> hospital negotiators say they're worried about the future health of the hospital. the affordable healthcare act will mean lower medicare reimbursements. >> all we can do is try to guess what the cuts may be or position ourselves to get ready for those cuts. >> the nu
Oct 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
line. nurses say hospital negotiators want to take pay cuts and pay more for their own healthcare. >> it sickens me, it is a shame they are asking the nursing force, the force that drives this hospital to take reductions... >> hospital executives are worried about the hospital after the affordable healthcare law takes affect. 70% are not fully covered by medicare reimbursements. >>> susie is back with her owner after an incredible story. she ran in front of a car and became stuck in the car's grill. the driver didn't know what happened and a person flagged the driver down. animal control pulled her out of the grill and they aired the story and they found out what happened to their dog. >> i have no idea how she made it without getting killed. >> suzie survived with a concussion and a chipped tooth and her owners say she is a miracle dog. >>> sal, how is traffic this morning? >> you know, it is getting more crowded and we'll see more and more cars joining us for this commute. in the south bay you can still get ahead as we check in with chp and we don't have any stalls or accidents.
Oct 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
on tax, healthcare and foreign policy. president obama and romney face off tomorrow night in denver. the stakes are especially high for romney when it comes to women voters. we'll have more on that at 7:15 when we go live to our washington, d.c. bureau. >>> the oakland as beat the texas rangers, 4-3. the as are heading back to the playoffs for first time in six years. [ cheers ] >> struck out all three batters at the top of the 9th. the celebration started. that means at the very least, the as clinched one of the two american league championships. the celebration moved into the clubhouse. the champagne, the beer was knowing. the players started dancing, too. coco crisp played a big role in the game, doubling in the go- ahead run and epscoreed the eventual run. you know, you wouldn't think that all of these rookies would be doing something like this but they have better mentality and they have this useful spark. >> yeah. the as have two games left, tonight and tomorrow afternoon. the now -- they are now one game behind texas. if they win both against the rangers the as will be the we
Oct 3, 2012 5:00am PDT
of the debate will focus on healthcare. >> i want to repeal obamacare and replace it with something to get costs under control. >> reporter: and the role of government. >> reporter: tonight will mark the first of three debates between the two presidential hopefuls this month. as for the two vice- presidential candidates, they will square off in their own debate, michelle, next week. >> all right. so what kind of impact can these debates have on the polls if any? >> reporter: certainly this is a tradition that began 52 years ago. and if history is any indication, there may be some unforgettable moments tonight. certainly i think both candidates are hoping for a spike in the polls based on what happens tonight but more than anything i think they are hopefully as well hoping that they avoid any gaffs which can often times be more memorable than any successful points made at the debate but mitt romney is even specifically mentioning that this will be a critical point in his campaign. this is the first time of you have to think that the two are actually standing as equals obviously with president oba
Sep 27, 2012 7:00am PDT
. >>> the man accused of trying to poison his girlfriend at a healthcare family has been released from jay. police arrested robert lockridge on saturday after caretakers say he tried to give his doif by giving her -- by giving her bottled water containing colleen. he says the water contained a miracle mineral supplement that can cure any disease, including cancer. >> the upside is positive publicity. >> he says he takes the supplement himself for emphysema and heart disease. >>> it is 7:49. a health study is planned for treasure island because of concerns about the cleanup of radioactive waste. some residents believe lingering radiation may be to blame. but state officials say there's no major risk. health officials tell "the bay citizen" they may start to gather health words and plan to check navy cleanup records. >>> 100 employees have been tested for hantavirus. employees who participated in the voluntary testifying filled out a questionnaire and gave blood. nine of the cases have been traced back to yosemite and three people have died into more streets in pail le alto will be -- palo a
Sep 30, 2012 2:00am PDT
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Oct 1, 2012 2:00am PDT
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Sep 26, 2012 5:00pm PDT
-class voters. many americans may not like the president's health-care overhaul but it does not mean they think is going the way. a new poll says if seven out of 10 people believe the health care law will take affect although probably with some changes. only 12 percent say they believe it will be repealed completely. >> and even air force one can suffer from weather problems. the boeing 747 on approach to the leader of height of today, this was the scene. it certainly had to abort the landing. someone was there with a camera and the airplane with the president on board was experiencing turbulence and when it was very close, within sight of the runway, the pilot pulled up to make another landing attempt. >> the first presidential debate is next week in denver at 6:00 p.m. wednesday night. kron4 will hear the entire debate on our 24-7 news channel you can tune into comcast channel 193 or hour over the year digital channel 4.2. again, that is wednesday night at 6:00 p.m.. >> temperatures this afternoon are cooler, just as expected. the inland valleys are sitting in the low 80s. 84 in livermore,
Oct 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
on healthcare. >> i want to repeal obamacare and replace it with something that will get the costs under control. >> reporter: and the role of government. tonight's debate will be the first of three between the two candidates this month. as for the vice-presidential hopes of, frank and michelle, the hopefuls will face off in their own debate next week. >> is it make or break for either candidate? we know mr. romney of course is the incumbent so he has to be favored a little bit but romney has been practicing for months now and a lot of people think he comes off somewhat robotic and what not. is it a bigger night for him? >> reporter: you know, mitt romney himself has said this will be a critical moment in his campaign. both have been practicing using proxies to fill in for the opponents. the incumbent usually doesn't do well on the first debate. they say that's because the challenger is essentially elevated just from being on the very stage with the president for the first time the two actually seen as equals in the campaign and in the election. both sides hope to avoid any gaffs which if histor
Sep 26, 2012 7:00am PDT
.a. says this will explore other leads. >>> the obesity epidemic here in america is not just a healthcare problem. it may not be a national security issue. there is a new study that says one in four in young adults are too overweight to join the military. renee marsh joining us live from washington, d.c. with -- rene marsh has more from washington, d.c. >> reporter: good morning, dave. according to this new study by mission readiness, this group is made up of retired military leaders. they say that as you said, one in four young adults in america, they are simply too overweight to go to the front lines. the study also says that obesity is making it harder to find recruits and that active duty members who are not physically fit are more prone to injuries. mission readiness says being overweight or obese is the medical reason why adults cannot join the military. the group estimates that the department of defense spends about $1 billion each year to care for overnight active duty members, their families as well as veterans. so the group looking at schools to solve the problem. they say schoo
Oct 1, 2012 7:00am PDT
with a landmark ruling on healthcare and more big decisions in their new term which begins today. alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. noom with a look at some of the big cases the supreme court could be taking on. this involves affirmative action on campus colleges, same- sex marriage. >> the justices are moving from the frying pan right into the fire. they are tackling the most difficult questions of the day. >>> the justices could even get involved in the fall elections with challenges to some of the -- to some of the controversial voter i.d. laws. reporting live from washington, d.c., alison burns, ktvu -- alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> governor brown has just signed a controversial bill involving gay teens. california will become the first state in the nation to ban therapy who tries to turn gay or lesbian teens. those who oppose the bill say this perppy could put you at higher risk of depression or suicide. >>> and a new law signed by governor jerry brown may reduce life sentences for hundreds of inmates. the bill applies to those convicted of murder. in an inmate has ser
Sep 30, 2012 7:00am PDT
. it is part of the healthcare overall. it is estimated that # 200 facilities with you is 2/3rd of the hospital serving medicare hospitals will be fined an average of $125,000 next year. >>> the post master general said the postal service is on the brink of bankruptcy. the agency today will default on a $5 billion payment to the treasury. >> post master general tells the press. his agency would be profitable if it weren't for lawmakers delays. they have asked congress for more than a year for legislation that would eliminate saturday mail deliveries and reduce the my billion dollars payment for retiree health benefits. >> they are forcing vice-presidential paul ryan to donate a gift he received out there on the campaign trail. he attended a banquet for hunters yesterday. the u.s. sportsman's alliance presented him with a manned made american shotgun. >> i have got one from my grandfather. a zero gauge. you know what is great, the downward ejection, so lefties. this is your gun. righties this is your gun. >> he said he will donate the firearm for a silent auction. if elected he and mitt romney w